Warhammer Imperium- First Shipment

As soon as it was available in the states, I signed up for the Warhammer Imperium subscription service. A couple weeks ago, my first shipment came, and you know what, I’m excited for what’s to come.

So, what came in Issues 1-3? Honestly, as an experienced Warhammer player and hobbyist, it wasn’t anything terribly exciting. Included was 2 paints (Macragge Blue and Runelord Brass), a pretty piss-poor brush, 8 minis (3 Intercessors, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Necron Warriors, and a Necron Warden), a cool poster (I’m a sucker for this stuff), some dice and measuring tools.

I will say though, I love the poses of the Space Marines. A lot more dynamic than what you can get in the Indomitus box set, or the main kit. I believe these are from the Space Marine Start Painting set, but, I’m not 100% sure.

Assembling the Necrons reminded me how much I hate assembling Necrons. The wrists are so damn fiddly. One of the miniature’s left hands snapped and I had to reglue it back on. Not a huge deal, but, kind of a pain.

Now, as I said, all of that is not terribly exciting, however, I parted ways with my Space Marine army awhile ago, and I’ve been wanting to start from scratch with it. Same goes with the Necrons. While I think the two factions are cool, they aren’t what I want to mainly play- I mean, I’m a chaos fanboy at heart.

But, the factions are cool. They have some cool rules, and they look nice painted up. So, it’s a good cost effective way to get started.

I truthfully feel though that this magazine sub would be absolutely great for a newbie getting into Warhammer. It’s a relatively cheap monthly payment (considering what comes later in the subscription), and it will allow you to slowly build your army over time.

Well, I’m off to go prime these guys. Until next time! Happy Painting!

Well, this is embarrassing

So I’m gonna be real here. I’m bad at following my own advice sometimes.

Burnout is real. In a lot of things. In work, hobby, passions… life. And that’s kinda where I’ve been for the past however many months. While I really do enjoy blogging, when you try to make something enjoyable a job, it’s quite easy to burn out on it.

On top of that… I’m truthfully burned out with my job. It’s not that its a bad job, or that my employers are terrible (’cause even though they have their flaws, they aren’t terrible), it’s just, the stress has been getting to me.

It’s pretty much been a gauntlet of poor communication between departments and poor execution of decent ideas. Thankfully, one of the most problematic factors of the whole thing has finally retired. Now, we just need to get past this Covid scare and hopefully things can settle down a little more.

The real question is though, if things don’t change, what can I do? What can any of us do if our jobs are getting to be too much and taking up too much of your personal time. Just because I’m a salary man, it doesn’t mean I have to think about work when I’m not there. That’s my employers problem.

I’m been actually really considering a complete career shift. I’ve got a few ideas on what to shift to, but, I haven’t 100% settled on anything. With another kid on the way, I’m not sure now would be the best time to do so. Or heck, maybe just do it all at once and say screw it.

On the flip side though, I’ve been painting my Spires for Conquest, and it’s been kind of getting rid of some of that overall life burnout. The whole force is getting close to being done, and it just looks good together. I always forget how nice a fully painted, and cohesive force looks when laid out. I’ve actually found myself WANTING to paint again, and even looking forward to it.

All that’s left is adding grass to the drones

Just another box of brutes and some vanguard drones to put together, as well as painting the Avatara.

Well, dinner is about to ding, and I still got to go make some mashed potatoes.

Thanks for reading my little vent, and I hope all is well in your end of the world.

Until next time-

Happy painting!

Introductions are in Order

So, you found me. Some random schmuck on the internet who decided to start a blog for whatever reason. Well, actually, there is a reason. Several.

But first, who actually am I?

My name is Ken. At the time of writing this, I’m 37. Married to my best friend, Casey, and have a 3 year old hellion named Colton, who is my world.

I’m also a massive geek. I enjoy several nerdy pass times, such as board games, miniature painting, horror stories, metal music and video games. Painting relaxes me, and video games keep my skills honed and sharp.

I’m also into several “esoteric” things such as meditation, ASMR and more obscure history to name a few. I also love finding side hustles. Getting beer money has always been a fun pass time for me.

Lastly, I’m currently in a leadership position at the company I work for. I have a passion for guiding my staff to a common goal, problem solving, and trying to balance many different balls in the air at one time.

So, why do I think I should have a blog?

  • Everyone has stories, experiences, and knowledge about things that they want to share. My desire to pass on my own personal experiences, plus my passion for helping others grow has led me to here.
  • My plan is to have reviews, guides, and just overall advice throughout this blog, with a sprinkling of slice of life content.
  • And in all honesty and transparency, I love the side hustle. Who knows, maybe this could turn into that!

So TLDR; if you’re a parent, nerd, hustler, or really, any one who could benefit from a little extra knowledge here and there, go ahead and take a seat. I’ll grab you a cold one and we can settle in for a nice discussion.